(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Two leading indie, artist management-focused labels have joined forces to increase artist opportunities and strengthen their respective niches. Latin-alternative label Nacional Records has created Canciones Nacionales Music Publishing, a joint venture with indie label/music publishing/management Nettwerk Music Group and its publishing company Nettwerk One. Among the initial acts signing with Canciones Nacionales/Nettwerk One for co-publishing are Tijuana-based electronic leaders Nortec Collective and Mexican chanteuse Sara Valenzuela. Several additional co-publishing signings will be announced shortly.
The strategic partnership between Nettwerk and Nacional also extends into film and television with Nettwerk providing placement services for Nacional acts Nortec Collective, The Pinker Tones, and Sara Valenzuela. Select titles from Nacional will also be released in Europe via Nettwerk, including the planned European summer releases of Nortec Collective “Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3” and Panoptica “Ahora Yo a Ti.”
“Nettwerk One is tremendously excited to be working with the similarly structured management/label/publishing company Cookman International,” says Mark Jowett, VP of International A&R/Publishing. “It has quickly demonstrated a brilliant knack for finding and developing awesome, progressive Latin Music. Nettwerk One believes that together we can expose some incredible Latin talent in the US, Canada and abroad, including the Nortec Collective and many other great Latin artists to come.”
“We’re very excited about working closely with Nettwerk in so many different capacities. As an artist manager and label owner, there are many parallels between my own company and that of Nettwerk,” says Tomas Cookman, president of Nacional Records and Cookman International.
“This is an exciting business model, as Nettwerk and Nacional each benefit from each other’s strengths and experiences in different markets” adds Josh Norek, VP of Business Affairs for Nacional. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner